Files with ppd extension can be found as printer description data files for PostScript printers.

There are 3 other file types using
the PPD file extension!

ppd file icon.ppd - PhotoImpression project file

ppd file icon.ppd - Polar ProTrainer person data file

ppd file icon.ppd - ProfiCAD symbol data

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Software that works with ppd file extension

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PPD file extension - PostScript printer description

What is ppd file? How to open ppd files?

File type specification:

Settings, options, themes or skins file type icon Settings, options, themes or skins file type

ppd file icon: ppd filetype icon

The ppd file extension is mostly used for PostScript Printer description files created by vendors to describe the entire set of features and capabilities available for their PostScript printers.

The Pscript driver for Microsoft Windows 2000 and later supports .ppd files that are compatible with version 4.3 of the PPD specification from Adobe Systems, Inc.

Pscript reads a printer's ppd file and converts the text into a binary format, stored locally as a bpd file that is regenerated every time the ppd file changes.

The default software associated to ppd file type:

Adobe Pagemaker icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Pagemaker  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

PageMaker was one of the first desktop publishing programs, introduced in 1985 by Aldus Corporation, initially for the then-new Apple Macintosh and in 1987 for PCs running the then-new Windows 1.0.

It was later bought by Adobe and rebranded Adobe PageMaker. The last version Adobe PageMaker 7 was released in 2001 and in  2004 the product was discontinued and slowly replaced by Adobe InDesign.

Adobe Pagemaker for Mac icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Pagemaker for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Pagemaker for Mac is desktop publishing software, used to create high-quality publications such as brochures and newsletters.

Help how to open PPD files:

Can be used in various programs that support PostScript printing

How to convert file with extension PPD:

A conversion to other file formats is unlikely, however there exist a binary version (.bpd) of this format that is probably created (compiled) from this file type.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .ppd file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open ppd file, edit ppd file, convert ppd file, view ppd file, play ppd file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Settings ppd file

Settings file type for software that use ppd file - PostScript printer description

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for settings ppd file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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